Summer Sunrise Watermelon Race # 3


Event Date

Sat, Jul 23, 2016


Lakeland, FL


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Individual race entrant - Individual

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

The entry fee for the 4 race series is $40 if registered by May 27th.  Entry fee for the series on the day of the first race is $45 and individual races are $15 each. Only those who register for the entire series by June 6th will receive a technical race shirt after the final race. Shirts will be gender specific Awards will not be given out after each race. Only those who register for the entire series by the first race day are eligible for the awards that will be presented following the August race. Series award winners will be determined by the sum of the four race times.  Awards will be given to male and female overall winners, overall Masters (40 and over) winners, and overall Grandmasters (50 and over) winners plus 3 deep in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over. Race day registration starts at 5:45am and ends at 6:45am. You can also register online at All races will be chip timed. Only overall Male & Female winner will be determined by gun time per RRCA and USATF guidelines. Race number pick up will be available the Friday night before each race at FITniche in the Lakeside Village from 4:00-8:00pm. Please note our course has changed. Runners are to stay in the road and off the path until reaching the first mile marker. Running in the road for the first mile will give all of our runners more space to run in the critical first mile. The extended road closure will cost us a bit more, but we are excited to deliver a better running experience.

Event details and schedule

The Summer Sunrise Watermelon Race Series was born out of a desire to have low-cost local races during the hot summer months, when it can be hard to stay motivated. Now (2016) in its 21st year, the series has become an established venue for competition and an annual celebration of fitness. It continues to be popular with both experienced and casual runners alike. Many of the local high school cross country teams use it as a tune up for their season. The series is comprised of four 5K (3.1 mile) races. All four are run around Lake Hollingsworth, which is flat and conducive to fast times.

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